Competence and accreditation set to be major features in fire safety sector

ON THURSDAY 7 May, Dame Judith Hackitt joined David Frise (CEO at the Building Engineering Services Association) in the BESA webinar focused on the essential industry changes needed post-Grenfell. Dame Judith discussed the current landscape in relation to the Coronavirus pandemic and outlined a strong belief that competence and […] Click here to view original…

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Remediation of unsafe cladding to continue despite COVID-19

Although the issue has been partially obscured from public view by the coronavirus crisis, the UK government has said that work to replace flammable cladding on residential buildings of 18m or taller remains a priority. Helen Andrews, a construction law partner at European law firm Fieldfisher , takes a […] Click here to view original…

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Housing secretary announces new fire safety regime

All resi buildings above six storeys will now be covered by new regulator, while buildings above 11m will need sprinklers A new government fire safety regime for residential buildings will cover all buildings above six storeys, and will see sprinklers banned on all buildings above 11m, the government said […] Click here to view original…

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New fire safety programme to cover more buildings

All resi buildings above six storeys will now be covered by new regulator, while buildings above 11m will need sprinklers A new government fire safety regime for residential buildings will cover all buildings above six storeys, and will see sprinklers banned on all buildings above 11m, the government said […] Click here to view original…

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Advice for leaseholders stuck in blocks with unsafe cladding

With thousands of flat-owners across the country affected, people have woken up to the risks of unsafe cladding – Mary-Anne Bowring, MD of Ringley offers advice to leaseholders stuck in blocks with untested cladding Thousands of flat-owners have been affected by the risks of unsafe cladding . New fire […] Click here to view original…

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